On a warm June day, my wife and I pulled into the parking lot of Fort George Park in Castine, Maine. Set upon the highest point of the Bagaduce Peninsula, between the river of the same name and Penobscot Bay, the fortification was a British stronghold beginning in 1779, when General Francis McLean took over the town and had the… View Post
With the Buffalo Bisons calling Trenton home to start the 2021 season, New Jersey has Triple-A baseball for the first time since 1961.
We all know the success the Mets have had on Opening Day since losing eight of their first nine. But having attended every home opener from 2000-19 (2021 gets an asterisk because of limited tickets) and 21 overall (the Mets are 15-6 when I’ve been there), I wondered how they’ve done in their first home game over the years. So… View Post
Eighty-six years ago, Babe Ruth came through Newark just before his final season — two months, actually — as a player. The Braves were barnstorming north in advance of their April 16 season opener against the Giants in Boston and stopped for an exhibition against the defending International League champion Newark Bears at Ruppert Stadium on April 7, 1935. Coming… View Post
Some various facts about the Mets’ Opening Day opponents through the years… After opening against the Nationals in 2019, the Mets were scheduled to do so again in 2020 before the season was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic (they opened against the Braves instead). The 2021 schedule also saw them slated to begin the season in Washington, until that entire… View Post